Call for Expressions of Interest to host the IMBeR International Project Office

IMBeR is a multidisciplinary global environmental change research initiative sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and Future Earth.

It began in 2005 and has advanced understanding about potential marine environmental effects of global change, and the impacts and linkages to human systems at multiple scales. It is apparent that the complex environmental issues and associated societal/sustainability choices operate at and across the interfaces of natural and social sciences and the humanities, and require both basic, curiosity-driven research and problem-driven, policy-relevant research. This underpins IMBeR’s vision: “Ocean sustainability under global change for the benefit of society”.

The IMBeR International Project Office (IPO) provides management support for the planning and implementation of IMBeR activities, coordination between the international network of IMBeR scientists, and collaboration with related international projects and programmes. 

The IPO is currently hosted at the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway until the end of March 2020. IMBeR is soliciting offers for a new host arrangement from April 2020 onwards, for a period of at least three, and preferably five years.

The benefits to a host institution include enhancing their international profile through connection with the IMBeR international community (over 2600 scientists from more than 85 countries), association with a range of international conferences, summer schools, regional programmes and working groups and a network of early career scientists. We would seek an active scientific collaboration between IMBeR and the scientists at the host institution with the aim of increased international exposure, scientific publications and policy relevance.

If your institution, or a partnership of institutions, would be interested in hosting the IPO, read the full Call for new IPO host. and submit an expression of interest by 30 June 2018.